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Weekly Show Back

The Blackout Diaries is jumping off the wagon in October! Yes we are back to weekly Saturday shows, at a new, great venue for live music and standup: The High Hat Club

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The Parachute will do Nothing- family drinking stories

A podcast on stories that have been passed down in your family, occurred with old family members. I share stories I've heard about my great grandfather, who burned down his own twice but was a firefighter. Alex Joyce transcribes

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Listen to Mick Betancourt’s Blackout Diaries Album

Fans of the Blackout Diaries can listen to Mick Betancourt's album, recorded at our live show at


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The Rise of The Roast Beef Eagle- stories of drinking back home

Stories of people going home to drink, enjoying the cheap beer prices and tiny rooms of your youth. Sean talks about how cheap beer is in Cleveland and how much he fears driving there

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Blackout Diaries and Comedians You Should Know

For one night only, two of the most critically-acclaimed comedy shows in Chicago are collaborating on a special CD recording: Comedians You Should Know and The Blackout Diaries will come together on July 12th to record a CD. Headlining this show is Mick Betancourt, who will be burying his drinking stories in a final performance.

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No live show at SubT this week

There is now live show at SubT this Saturday, June 21st. Check back soon for future details and, for now, tell all your Ohio friends to come check us out this weekend in Columbus or Cincinnati.


Mining For Goldschlager

The Blackout Diaries is in Cleveland tomorrow night (Thursday June 19th) and Sean was interviewed by the Cleveland Plain Dealier. It's a pretty funny interview that you can read here


Blackout Diaries in Ohio Beer

The Blackout Diaries is doing an Ohio tour and was featured in The Akron Beach Journal's Beer Blog: here


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I don’t have my ID- stories of imposters

We discuss stories of sneaking into places you shouldn't be for drinks you shouldn't have, by acting like some one you are not.

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Tonight’s Show Sold Out

Tonight's show at The Subterranean is sold out. We will be releasing about 15 standing-room only tickets before the show if you want to try and get one of those. Otherwise, please join us another week, checkout the podcast for good drinking stories and thanks for your support:

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